Dour Grapes: Russia Bans Moldovan Wine, Again

Russia has uncorked another punitive trade ban seemingly aimed at punishing a former Soviet republic for its pro-Western tilt and nipping a budding relationship with the European Union.

The surprise proscription on the import of Moldovan wines went into effect on September 11 for the second time in seven years after Russian consumer authorities cited “basic problems” and made Moldova sound like the “Wild West of Winemaking.”

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